Vendors sell quilts and quilting supplies at the annual festival. Photo courtesy of Quilts, Inc.

As the largest quilt show in the United States, Houston’s International Quilt Festival brings the best of the best quiltmakers to Texas to showcase their work and teach classes on the varying techniques that make quilting such an interesting and beautiful art. More than 1,500 quilts are on display with over 1,000 booths selling quilts both antique and contemporary, as well as supplies for quilt-making. There are opportunities to attend over 500 classes and lectures to learn different skills, whether you’re just starting out and want to learn the basics or you’re already a pro and want to continue honing your craft. The Texas Quilt Museum is open for tours, and there is a documentary screening, an exhibit of the IQA contest winners, and a concert by Ricky Tims.


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